Laurence Olivier

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Laurence was born under the official name Olivier, Laurence Kerr on May 22nd, 1907. He died on July 11th, 1989 in Steyning, West Sussex, England, UK (renal failure). Known to his close friends as Larry, he has been a credited actor since the 1940 film Rebecca.

Laurence Olivier was a dependable leading actor. He has starred in three films including the 1981 drama film Inchon as the character Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the 1981 adventure movie Clash of the Titans playing Zeus and the 1940 mystery release Rebecca cast as 'Maxim' de Winter.

Laurence was a recognizable supporting cast member who's acting range makes him the top choice for a variety of roles. He has appeared in six films including: the 2004 action film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow as the character Dr. Totenkopf, the 1984 action movie The Bounty playing Admiral Hood and the 1979 horror release Dracula cast as Prof. Abraham Van Helsing.

Laurence Olivier has earned salaries up to $1,000,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1981 adventure film Clash of the Titans, which brought in $41,000,000 at the box office.

Laurence is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least eight magazines, captured in more than three pictorials and featured in eighteen magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least twelve books. He has been the subject of at least three biographical films.

As an actor Laurence Olivier has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on five occasions. His first nomination was for Best Actor for his portrayal of Archie Rice in the 1960 film The Entertainer. Laurence Olivier was also nominated for Best Actor for his role as Othello in the 1965 movie Othello , Best Actor for his role as Andrew Wyke in the 1972 movie Sleuth , Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Szell in the 1976 movie Marathon Man and Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Ezra Lieberman in the 1978 movie The Boys from Brazil .


" The actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand.

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Knighted in 1947, made life peer in 1970, awarded the Order of Merit in 1981.
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